It's Columbus Day! Welcome to the Monday in October where we commemorate the famous explorer with a day off of work (which this year is mostly irrelevant) and sales on cars and mattresses. However, the man whose name we appropriated to title our fair District has other namesakes throughout the region. We've got a list (and map!) of all the "Columbus" and "Columbia" named spots after the jump.Read More
Our Columbus Day Guide To D.C.'s "Columbus" References
The Circle in front of Union Station actually includes a statue Columbus, himself. It's a pretty appropriate greeting for travelers into the city, considering that he's essentially one of the world's most famous travelers. Photo by Sheri.
The first of two office buildings on this map is also adjacent to the Warner Theatre by Metro Center. Photo by Flickr user morebyless.
The neighborhood that's home to Tivoli Theatre, D.C.'s only Target and increasingly high number of bars and coffee shops centers around its Metro stop on 14th and Irving. Photo by Mr T. in DC
Columbia Rd NW
Understandably, Columbia Road goes through Columbia Heights, but most of its more notable landmarks (like Chief Ike's Mambo Room) are located in Adams Morgan. Photo by Elvert Barnes.
The Columbia Uptown apartments used to be called the New Amsterdam apartments. But much like how New Amsterdam gave way to New York, the New Amsterdam apartments have also rebranded, now showcasing the neighborhood (again, Columbia Heights) in which it is located.
This Adams Morgan bar averages 3.5 stars on Yelp and is known for providing jazz music for its patrons. Photo by David D'Agostino.
This is one of the more infamous bars in D.C. mostly because it's so difficult to get in. The Columbia Room is a back room at The Passenger that holds only a limited number of patrons, so you'd better know that you want to go LONG in advance. Photo by Flickr user laurabl.
Yet another downtown office building although this one is closer to the Washington Post headquarters.
The long road in Arlington, Virgina is demarcated at night by the neon marquee of the Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse. Photo by William F. Yurasko.
Knights of Columbus
Although the Knights of Columbus are an actual group of people (shown here), they also have a Club/Community Center and pool. Photo by Adam Fagen.
Not to be confused with the club and pool associated with the Knights of Columbus, the Columbus Club is a fancy Union Station events space used for weddings and conferences. Photo courtesy of Michael Connor Studios via Union Station Events.
This Alexandria street is home to several historic buildings, including one that was featured on this year's Alexandria Historic Homes tour. Photo by Flickr user NCinDC.